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california to the new york island, from the redwood forest, and to the gulf stream waters, this land is made for you and me ibidem at a special on the life and politics of woody guthrie. born 100 years ago on july 14 1912 in oklahoma, we speak with british protest singer billy bragg and will coffman. >> history has a habit of repeating itself every now and then and the songs that he was riding in the 1930's an 1940's and 50's can often have an amazing relevance for what is going on now. i think it is about time people started listening to woody guthrie again. >> and we hear the legendary folk singer pete seeger describe his first meeting with woody guthrie. >> he took over for 20 minutes and entranced everybody. i come from oklahoma, you know. it is a rich state. if you want lead, we have lead. if you want coal, we have coal in oklahoma. >> woody guthrie. all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. amy goodman: commemorations are being held across the country this year to mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of one
with cancer may have a hard time just being kids but northern california there is a place where they can let loose. we'll take you inside camp l sky and how you can help. >> also a tour of turkey country y.not everyone is happy country y.not everyone is happy to see a gang of turkey get 36 months interest-free financing through thanksgiving weekend at sleep train, and save $400, $500, up to $600 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get 3 years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic. plus, free same day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. when brands compete, you save. but mattress price wars ends sunday, thanksgiving weekend, at sleep train. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it m
of these various places. dallas, texas. you have a store in maryland. you have stores here in california that we're expecting later in the day. so tlar number of stores across the country where we're seeing more of these protests. but walmart says you have to look beyond just the bodies there. when they look at who showed up and walked off the shop, only about 50 employees did not show up as they were scheduled. they're saying they have the same number of employees who didn't show up for work last year as they had this year. so what walmart is saying is they believe and they keep pushing this, is this is a union-backed effort that as far as the walmart employees, they believe this is limited. talk to some of these people in the picket lines today and they will tell you that this is a very important move for them. that they are hoping to make a message on a potent shopping day. >> i'm getting the sense that the protest and picket lines are keeping any shoppers away? >> not at all. when actually we talked to some of the employees who were working overnight here at this particular walmart the emplo
on interstate 10, about 80 miles east of houston. i-10 runs from florida to california. both sides were shut down for hours. tens of thousands hoping to get to their thanksgiving meal were stranded. >> the cause of the accident was a heavy fog bank rolled into this area which caused no one being able to see and one accident triggered another, triggered another in a chain reaction. >> reporter: fog-related collisions are among the deadliest. earlier this year, 20 died on a florida highway, enveloped in a choking mix of fog and smoke from a brush fire. today in texas, this 5-year-old boy suffered minor injuries when a semi slammed into his mother's suv. its other precious cargo, the thanksgiving turkey. little damian ortiz used it to make sandwiches for the other injured. a roadside meal for those truly thankful, just to be alive. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> just incredible pictures tonight. ryan owens, thank you. >>> and that dense fog causing such terror in texas has been a problem in other parts of the country. in the midwest, a similar challenge and this really struck us. in chicago,
from southern california to las vegas one entrepreneur investing $100 million, a paltry amount, on a party train to and since city that will run on existing train tracks. it could be ready by as early as next year. liz macdonald and gerri willis are here. get their reaction coming up next. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the marke he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. dave: another example of private enterprise trumping government big time. and entrepreneur in nevada aiming to build a so-called party train from southern california to las vegas and you wants to have it up and running by new year's eve 2013, the 516 pound passenger train is described as a nightclub on wheels. sounds like a lot of fun and the
: paragon outlets opened just two weeks ago. it's the first to open in california in the past 11 years. leaders expect it to reach full capacity today. shot earlier in chopper 5, parking lot are full, shoppers in full force really trying to cash in on those big deals. we are told the best time to come to paragon outlet mall is now. there is a little on at this point in time. if you are looking for less traffic or people inside the stores, this is the best time to come because it will get full and again, they are expected to reach full capacity today. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> j.c. penney says thanksgiving is forgiving thanks not standing in line. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington reports. j.c. penney just opened but that's hours after some other stores. >> reporter: that's right. it opened at 5 a.m. many others opened at 6 a.m. so much later than what we have been seeing with many of their competitors. some even opened yesterday thanksgiving day to offer shoppers some deals. the reason is j.c. penney said it didn't want to overlap into thanksgiving and that customers should not have as
, jane wells at a best buy in canoga park, california. what's the traffic look like this? >> that's right, bill, i sure am. it opened at midnight. a bit of at lovell, bum then at 10:00 a.m. it really started to pop. i've got speaking with aroundists, retailer, whether it's mavs. pretty good. make not agrees the overial sales are expected. and some early aggravations, most have appeared to have pushed those frustration aside. the majority of people who got here were the full-time employees. but a very good response. >> they were planned leading up to -- but walmart ceo says that actually only 26 protests occurred. many didn't even include walmart employees. and in fact he set -- they missed that scheduled shift. matt values thinks that macy's is the clear winner. i have to say i've seen an automatic lot of macy's backs myself. i'm happy that the leap pad 2 is very hard to find the. >> they won't get any more in? >> they will, but probably not day is the probably. so the inventory they probably out. >> courtney reagan, thank. >>> hoping that holiday sales -- as we manipulationed jane wells
. and again, we're asking you and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers and handle in front of the stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> reporter: organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> thanks for coming by channel 5 this morning, by the way. it's 5:06. let's get the latest look at weather and traffic. we are going to begin with the lady who is dressed appropriately. >> very good. it's actually navy, brian. >> looks black to me. >> it's dark. [ laughter ] >>> black friday so we're hoping the commute is not going to be a bad one. actually it's looking okay right now. this is our one incident that we had earlier this morning. northbound 680 approaching landess avenue. we had a traffic light down in the road but all lanes are free and clear on northbound 680 so it's cruising through milpitas. live look at 880, people may be heading towards area
to be in-- incorporated to the union. i think the hope was akin to what california had done, establish a sovereign state and have the u.s. government take it as a done deed and skip territorial status. there's actually there was some confusion. they sent one petition asking to be admitted and got worried and sent a second petition asking for admittance of a state. congress is wary of admitting it for a number of reasons including a small population. ultimately it ends up as a utah territory. >> next question. over here with the mic, please. thank you. >> i'm wondered, you know, i have just finished reading the book this morning. it's brilliant. i wonder if you could tell us a little bit more about the uniterred order, there's some comments about young's attitude with respect to capitalism. could you expand on that further? >> sure. well, he's a little hard to pin down on capitalism mainly because his form of concern is not allowing outside capital to have too much power over developments in utah. he's very -- very much in favorite of promoting that official economic relationships with
. and this is a fight that broke out at h&m in culver city, california. police are using new tools to keep shoppers safe. the los angeles police department is putting hundreds of extra officers on foot, horseback and in the air to monitor crowds while stores move merchandise around to ease congestion. and some workers are upset about stores opening earlier each year. walmart employees in kenosha, wisconsin, and other parts of the country picketing. 147 million people are expected to shop this holiday weekend. only the beginning of the national holiday shopping spree. brandi and rob? >> here's my big question. did you go out there and started shopping yourself? i don't see gifts you brought us. >> reporter: i don't have gifts. i was eating turkey. i was having a normal thanksgiving. but gad bless those people who stood in the lines. i don't like electronics. i do have to get gifts for friends and family and, of course, for you guys. >> thank you. >> reporter: i can do that december 24th. that's what i do every year. >> i'll be in line with you. >> free for not being out there. >> no one roughs you up. st
at 9:00 p.m. and midnight eastern, part of a book tv's holiday >> actor and former california governor arnold schwarzenegger joins a group of executives for a discussion on hollywood impact on culture. this marked the launch of the university of southern california's new schwarzenegger institute. the discussion was moderated by ben smith. from los angeles, this is about an hour and 15 minutes. [applause] >> thank you for turning up for this. it is an honor to be here. anyone who has been uncovering policy in new york kind of feels entertainment industry has this enormous power in politics and public policy, and also as a dark matter out there. we do not fully understand how it is affecting and changing what happens on the east coast. we have a remarkable panel of longtime leaders in that industry to help explain that to me and to you. one regret -- he apologizes for not being able to be here with us. he is working on the next "avatar" script. i will bring out the panel. the first person is arnold schwarzenegger. [applause] he is our host today. he is somebody who uniquely came from the
of an ongoing criminal enterprise. >> cops also seized several cars and weapons. california. sea world vets released a baby sale into -- seal into the ocea. it apparently strayed from its mother back in june. rescuers discovered it had cataracts. >> she was functionally blind. she had no vision in either eye which probably was explaining the problems she was having out there catching fish and sur viflg. >> veterinary ophthalmologist performed successful surgery. researchers plan to track the seal in the wild using g.p.s. arizona. [cheers] >> a soldier just back from afghanistan surprised his girlfriend with a proposal at the airport. he ordered the ring online and had family members bring it to the gate when he landed. his fiancee studying to be a sign language interpreter so the army private signed the question and then he asked her outloud just to make sure. and that's a fox watch across america. i'm gregg jarrett in for shepard smith. this is the fox report. life is beginning to get back to normal in the middle east. more than 24 hours later israel and hamas are still honoring their ceas
out of brooklyn and move to california, where the sunshine was constant, where everybody was pretty and good looking and... uh... i left the day i graduated high school. ♪ ♪ if you're in doubt about angels being real ♪ my image of california was a movie image of california. there were beaches and surf, everybody was rich, big houses, big cars. i was sleeping on a couch in my brother's apartment, and one day this guy walked over to me and said, "would you like to be in a movie?" and i said, "yeah!" and i was an extra in "explosive generation." i actually haven't seen it since it came out, but i know that i'm in there somewhere. wait till i tell larry, i bet it's him she's talking about. hey, maybe it's me! oh, sure it's you! geffen: i didn't really have an idea of what hollywood really was. it was just the place where they made movies, and, you know, i was a child of the movies. there were two theaters in my neighborhood in brooklyn, had a double feature change every week and i went to both of them. that was my favorite time of every week. ethel merman: ♪ there's no business
a rainy early friday, black friday shopping morning for people in the northwest. no problems in california. thatd oregon we'll watch the steady right rain through much of the daylight hours. >>> take a look at your weekend forecast coming right up. >>> sounds good. thanks, bill. an incredible sight. 150 cars and trucks mangled over a two-mile stretch. >>> plus a seat even new york jets fans might find amazing. gang green gives up an astounding amount of points in just 12:14. >>> welcome back. some stories making news this morning. there was a deadly thanksgiving traffic pileup in the fog in east texas. first responders pulled injured survivors out of vehicles in the chain reaction accident that stretched over two miles. nbc's diana alvear has more. >> reporter: once the fog lifted on interstate 10 in texas, the devastation was clear. >> we just heard car after car boom, boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: more than 100 vehicles, some piled on top of one another, mangled, twisted metal. first responders arrived to chaos. >> you've got a lot of people that were traveling for thanksgiving today. y
to the commonwealth club of california radio program. our guest, wired editor and author chris anderson is discussing a new vision for entrepreneurship that brings manufacturing to the desktop. i thought we would switchgears. one thing i like about your book is it is not just a business phenomenon but a personal aspect to it, you share your story of making things with your daughter's, maybe you could share a little about that. >> after i got into this, i am going to need -- i have a tiny desk and started to pile really high and my wife was getting annoyed, a workshop. it is time. so we built one and it is like oh wait, this is coming back to me. i remember when i was a kid i spent my summers and los angeles with my grandfather and this is 30 years earlier and i hadn't -- i had forgotten about it. it all flashed back to me and i realized it had been in my blood all along, my grandfather was a swiss immigrant and los angeles in the 1920s working in hollywood in the mechanical business. was all gears but at home he was an inventor. he did exactly what a swiss engineer who is a watchmaker would invent in
settlement to take place in 1861. .. because california as you know is already a state. the question is critical because they tend to deal with of the slavery and southern power indonesian. some have demanded what they saw as the constitutional rights of american citizens to take their property in quoting the slave property into the territories owned by the entire nation. in 1857 in the infamous dr. scott decision, the united states supreme court affirmed the southern constitutional chief. republicans in contrast said never if. fifth republicans would allow in any territory. abraham lincoln was elected in november of 1860. a month later in the united states congress can intercession. members of congress put forth various compromise proposals. a critical portion of all dealt with the division of territory. most often there was a proposal to extend a dividing line west of the beyond louisiana purchase all the way to the border of california. now, after this process i'm going to get to my main topic why lincoln rejected the compromise which meant the territories. but their must be one t
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know how to teach real- estate. we will have a job for you. he said -- we are moving to california. i cannot wait to start. he has been very successful. what he said to me after that almost brought me to tears. he said -- this is probably the worst thing that has ever happened to me but it may be the best thing that has ever happened to me. that spirit and willingness to look ahead. this is the situation i am in. i will not let it get me down. give me my pathetic limbs. turn me loose. i will show you what i can do. these kids not only have technical skills, they have been trying to say yes sir. they show up on time. they are disciplined. they have been strange to get the job done. -- trained to get the job done. it stars in the beginning. we teach them right face and left face. you learn the importance of teamwork. [laughter] it is also an efficient way to move a group of human beings around by marching them. they are introduced to a drill sergeant. the drill sergeant is the worst thing they could have ever imagined. he would send -- i am now your mother and your daddy. forget all of
: the annual rung of the holiday shoppers. already things are getting out of hand. mayhem in california when a kmart opened up at 6:00 a.m. >> push one of my kids, and i will stab one of you -- >> reporter: the scene stores want to avoid. last year, canadian police tased this wal-mart shopper, resisted arrest after cutting ahead of 20 in line. this fist fight at an h & m in culver city, california. the national retail federation expects, up to 147 million people to be shopping this entire holiday weekend. with the extra crowd out there, retailers around the country are hoping for this, nice, calm, orderly lines like the one at the apple store here on icon ic fifth avenue. police are leaving nothing to chance, knowing the lure of a holiday deal. >> they just forget about regular everyday courtesy and sometimes go nuts. >> reporter: the los angeles police department is putting hundreds of extra officers on foot, on horseback, and in the air, to monitor shopping crowds. in stores like best buy, preparing for days now, creating color-coded maps, moon moonmoongsere >> reporter: mall of america ha
, ross. >>> coming up, we've got a live report coming from best buy in california. the struggling electronics chain posting a significant decline in the third quarter. but there is good news. they have lines of people coming camping out at some locations since sunday. jane wells has been up all night hanging on out with some shoppers. i know this isn't too early for you. you're always up at this hour. >> no, i actually, you know, this is about the time i start wrapping it up for the day. i'm with noah and sabastian. what did you get? >> speed for speed most wanted. >> i got gummy bears and the and i would exact thing he did. >> you were here at 3:17 to buy video games and gummy bears. >> got to fulfill our need for speed. >> well, fortunately other people are spending a few more bucks. nobody needs black friday more than best buy to go well. we'll have part of their turnaround strategy when we come back. let's have some gummy bears. customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (t
and gentleman, the senator from the state of california, the honorable dianne feinstein. >> mr. speaker, leader pelosi, mrs. bush, leader reed, leader mcconnell, secretary of state hillary clinton and my colleagues in government, this is a special day to honor a special person in a special place. for many years, i have followed the tragedies and victories of this uncommonly courageous and persistent woman. in 1988, she quickly rose to be the voice of democracy in burma, creating the national league for democracy. elections followed in 1990, where her party won 80% of the seats. that joy quickly turned to tragedy. the military junta nullified the election and arrested aung san suu kyi. she would spend the better part of two decades under house arrest, unable even to visit her dying has been -- husband. in 1996, i recall being approached to sponsor a burma sanctions bill. sanctions were only loosened in july of this year. senator mcconnell later became one of aung san suu kyi's chief advocates in the senate and we continued to work on behalf of the people in burma. in 2003, following an assassina
move to california? what were his parents late, her mother's parents late? >> okay, now we are getting into a tricky area. so her father was the son of irish immigrants and he had traveled around sn -- she had done a lot of different things. he would kind of talk to her about these adventures. he had been a minor. her mother was a first-generation german immigrant and hermit there had been very before. her mother came over as a child with an aunt, up staying and eventually married a man named ender. they moved up to, what decoded to recite it was? i think is north dakota. the debt to north dakota and he was killed in a flood up there. actually, i tried very hard to find permission about the flood that killed him. i called the archives. i spoke to the archivist and really could not find a tremendous amount of information about her mother's first test in. from that marriage, she did have two children. then she married will o'bryan and they moved to nevada. actually so the little towns in nevada and he was a minor. but she had lost one has been to miami in she did not want to lose another
with the southeast. really no problems whatsoever on the west coast. california looks good. up towards seattle, that's where we also have a storm moving in with rain, veronica. overall, just a big temperature shift for a lot of people out there. we knew it was coming. we've been a little spoiled. >> except for sunny l.a. 81 degrees. >> they're always that way, though. >> can't beat that. >>> this comes from wthr in indianapolis where in nearby fishers, indiana, one man is causing quite a flap in his neighborhood over his 50-set pigeons. they're not just any birds. they are certified racing pigeons which this bosnian native houses in his garage. the problem, the birds exercise routine, a daily flyover when they -- you know, do their business, which several neighbors say is causing a health hazard. neighborhood meetings are set to discuss the fate of these fowl. >>> it's time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. instead of shopping, many new yorkers will donate their time on black friday to helping out the victims of hurricane sandy. united way of n
carolina, louisiana and texas and california. >> we lost jobs. we lost 3.5 billion in economic impact. >> reporter: andrew meadows is with the trade group florida citrus mutual. >> take a look at your eight ounce glass of orange juice in the morning and imagine that not being there because that's how serious it is. >> reporter: pesticides kills the insect that carries the disease but there's no cure for trees infected with citrus greening. >> what is it like for you when you look at a tree that has this disease? >> well, first of all i think about planting that tree. a lot of them i planted. i think about how hard it's going to be to get a tree to that point. >> reporter: farmers and the u.s. department of agriculture are sending $69 million to develop of a cure but it could take years. that leaves him one option, try to grow new trees faster than his old trees are dying. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, lake wales, florida. >> we know babies like to kick and stretch. it turns out they yawn. a study of 40 ultrasounds found healthy fetuses yawn often in the early stages of pregnancy. resear
quarter sales. let's go to jane at a best buy in california with a look at black friday traffic there. how is it shaping up? >> i cracked the code. don't come here at midnight. come here at 6:00 a.m. cindy, when did you first get here? >> midnight. >> what did you do? >> leave. >> why. >> because the lines were crazy. i saw your news truck and there was no way i was going to get in and get what i wanted. >> people were waiting two hours in line. sometimes more. how long did you wait in line? >> not at all. >> there's only 20 people. >> nothing. >> but what i wanted is gone. >> there you have it. thank you very much. if you look, it's not that busy right now. earlier it was crazy. estimated 1,000 people outside. and as best buy really struggles, management is trying to impress and inspire employees to make it worth it for customers to come in here especially those who have been camped out for days. >> we're excited to be here. this is our super bowl. >> this black friday will be a test of the renew blue strategy that best buy has. management is trying to remedy a reputation for poor custome
california, you're on with author kenneth davis. >> caller: good morning, mr. davis. mr. davis, you mentioned columbus discovering the new world, but i read that the vikings were it the first on the east coast. and before them came a navigator from ireland. do you have any historical the information on these two? >> guest: short. i address both of those questions in don't know much about geography. one is much more easily incident the other because certainly the vikings were here, when i say here, in north america close of 500 years before columbus arrived. the site of the viking village that they left behind has been excavated. it is now a unesco world heritage site up in newfoundland so that evidence is quite clear and overwhelming. the part of the story that connects to columbus, however, was always the idea that, perhaps, there was some way that columbus knew about the vikings having sailed here. there was even a map that later proved to be a fraud that was said to be something columbus had. there is no evidence to suggest that columbus knew about the vikings or their route to north ameri
. >> reporter: in sacramento, california, tempers flared thursday at this kmart. >> push me and i'll stab one of you. >> reporter: and at indianapolis, mayhem at another kmart when it ran out of tvs. >> the cops were called in. it's a mad house. >> reporter: but this morning, while the discounts are deep, experts say the lines may not be nearly as long. according to ibm commerce, 68% of annual black friday shoppers are staying home. choosing to do their buying online. sales for internet purchases already soaring, nearly 18%. also adding to the reduced crowds this morning, sales that started thursday night. >> thank you. >> reporter: this woman stocked up on tvs, well before her turkey settled. >> i saved $616. >> reporter: so, if you're at home, you're probably wondering to yourself, are there any deals out there? best buy says they have items that never go on sale. like this ipod touch. you buy it you get a $25 gift card. and the beats by dre headphones, 10% off this weekend. but the good news is, you don't have to come in the store. you can get these same deals online. josh? >> and you got
and dancers and marching bands, including one from the bay area. >> from california, the saratoga marching band and color guard. stunts from every continent on the globe are wepd. >> they did a fan taft iblg job. the band and color guard was one of 11 bands nationwide chosen to participate in the parade and at the end of the parade a special appearance by santa, mrs. claus and the elves who made a trip from the north pole. many of us cooked for a family today but probably not as big as the family one 15-year-old oakland boy was hosting. a lack at his special way for life. >> reporter: michael caroway believes thanks is doled out one plate at a time. four years ago when he was just 11 years old a liver transplant saved his life. >> well, it all started when my mom actually wanted it know what i wanted to do to pay it forward and i asked her what it means, and she said to give something to someone and not expect anything in return. >> reporter: since then he and his family have paid it forward by organizing a thanksgiving faed for the needy at this west oakland park. a picture of caroway's l
on "the five," california wanted to start talking about the sexuality of-- >> who is gay, who is lesbian. >> who is gay and who is lesbian in history. nothing wrong with that, if you parents want their kids to get that education they should pay for it on their own, with schools basing bankruptcy and counties and districts, they should be taught the basics and they're not. >> it's the fault of the parents and grandparents and a huge percent of children in this country are raised by single parents and people don't have that much money and don't have the time or not interested to do it. i mean, it's got to be spread around to a the lot of different places, i think, not just the fault of the parents, dana. >> greg? >> greg. >> well, you know, tenure, tenure, there's no competition, in the world of academics, so, nobody has to, has to actually teach anything, except, you know, gender studies. and i mean, think of the courses that are offered. that teach you nothing. and gender studies, i believe, is one of them and is it, you need to learn something you hues in life. >> i always thought that
clear all the way up, maybe south on i-5 towards southern california no problems over the grapevine. live look at the bay bridge toll, obviously holiday black friday light wanted to take a look at some of your drive times 680 towards walnut creek perhaps heading to broadway plaza, 580 livermore where katie marzullo is at the paragon outlets, no problems getting off the freeway at el charro towards the mall. 101 through san rafael, golden gate bridge past the village in cortamadera traffic moving nicely no problems on the golden gate bridge. >>> 6:10. getting our first look at dui an -- at the dui's ares officers arrested 50 in the bay area alone compared to 39 last year statewide 250 two -- 250 two. >>> in texas two dead up to 100 hurt in massive pile-up on a highway 150 vehicles were involved in a series of chain reaction crashes on i-10 near boymont. the accident left 18 wheelers piled on top of cars. officials say it is likely many were driving too fast in dense fog as many as 12 in critical or serious condition the crash shutdown the freeway for hours, leaving other thanksgiving
in the 20s. yosemite, 64 today and tomorrow, 61 sunday. southern california where going to be warmest, 80s today and tomorrow in l.a., 74 back to average sunday, mid 70s today in san diego, tomorrow upper 60s by sunday. >>> nice quiet drive southbound 101 out of marin, southern marin up and over the waldo grade, sausalito through the tunnel to the golden gate bridge, three lanes southbound, two lanes northbound. it is light traffic there. into the city on bay bridge nice drive, know problems on upper deck, no metering lights, one incident in redwood city on surface streets whipple as you come off 101 with an accident blocking intersection. >>> 5:54. part of is flash flood's ocean beach is still closed -- part of san francisco's ocean beach is still closed following wednesday's sewage spill. pedestrians can still walk along the promenade or go near the water's edge the spill was likely caused by heavy rains and high tide which causes sewage to overflow into the streets the water is again, not the smell. no word on when the area will be declared safe for visitors. >>> cash is king, not for l
bargainings. jane wells is joining me from outside a best buy in southern california. jane with an early good morning to you there, what kind of crowds are you seeing at best buy? >> reporter: right now, alex, you can see, it's pretty light. the line right now maybe only about 20 people. i'm going to come over here. what's your name. >> liz. >> what did you buy? >> i bought a laptop and wep cam. >> where were you earlier today? is this your first stop? >> i'm coming from work. i work at the pavilion mall. >> how long did it take you to get through the whole store? >> through this store? >> yes. >> about an hour. >> very good. thanks. enjoy yourself. it was a very different story earlier. when you talk about people walking out of walmart, employees, customers were walking out of best buy early this morning when they got here at midnight. they found that the wait in line itself after you got everything you wanted was taking in some cases over two hours. and we also spoke to the very first guy in line, alex. his name is jason mclellan. he was here since sunday night at 10:00 p.m. 98 hours until
california. they came prepared with tents as they waited for stores to open. >>> so the malls may be packed but not everyone is in favor of stores opening up earlier and earlier. hundreds of walmart workers plan to protest outside their stores today angry over low wages, benefits, and alleged retaliation against workers who try to organize. and the situation was made worse by walmart opening up on thanksgiving day. monday walmart tweeted, don't believe everything you read in the union press releases. we don't think their black friday activity will have an impact on customers. let's bring in william fletcher, a walmart employee. with a welcome to you, why are you protesting? >> i'm protesting because of the retaliation at our stores. many associates when we try to speak out are either fired or pulled into an office having to speak to multiple manages for at times hours on end. they are scare tactics. they try to put fear into people. and i'm protesting who hopefully make that stop. >> here is what one exec it tetch said on the "today" show. let's play that. >> we are really confident about a
with picket lines forming outside walmart stores from california to maryland. a group called our walmart organized the walk-off in 100 cities. >> we're asking for living wages, we're asking for decent scheduling. they're not things that are hard. i mean, we want health care. they're the most richest retailer in the world. >> sreenivasan: walmart executives said these protestors do not represent the 1.3 million employees who work at the company. >> sreenivasan: the stock market also got a boost from black friday, rising sharply on early reports of strong retail sales. on a shortened day of trading, the dow jones industrial average gained more than 172 points to close at 13,009. the nasdaq rose 40 points to close above 2,966. for the week, the dow gained 3.4%; the nasdaq rose nearly 4%. a european union summit in brussels broke up today without any agreement on a long-term budget. the 27-nation bloc was trying to reach consensus on a more than trillion-dollar long-term spending plan. it primarily funds farming and programs to spur growth in less- developed nations. some members backed a bu
temperature at 50. california looking beautiful. 81 for a high today in l.a we have those showers already associated with a front across interior portions of the northeast, down through parts of arkansas. this activity is very light. i don't think we'll see any weather-related delays associated with this front. behind it, we see snowfall already coming down across northern parts of the state of wisconsin and portions of the upper great lakes. out west, very quiet and rain across seattle. we have some winter storm warnings in effect across portions of northern wisconsin and also the upper great lakes we're expecting more significant snowfall accumulations. tomorrow, much colder. 34 the high in cleveland. 43 will be a high in new york city. >> we've got a cold front blowing right through the studio. we've got jackets and scarves. decent shopping weather and shoppers across the country out in full force trying to snap great deals. >> let's go to kaitlyn at a brand smart store in georgia. hey, kaitlyn. >> good morning. 7:00 a.m. on black friday, can you even imagine? some of these folks, they
's in paramount, california, where there are big crowds in the parking lot. who is protesting the retail chain and what are they actually hoping to accomplish? >> they're not all this from this store, and the reason why they are targeting the most important shopping day of the year to be out here in front of these stores is to remind shoppers and management that there are some serious problems here with the workers, with pay and health care. this is something twheer seeing not just in the store, but marshally across the country. from texas to maryland. there are employees who are not showing up for work. here's what one employee told us. >> we don't want customers to walk from wal-mart. this is how we pay our bills. with them this is how the store stays open. it's awesome. what we're trying to do is get a point across. that's all we're trying to do. wal-mart, help us. >> reporter: so trying to make a point. the question is has wal-mart management heard? at this point it does appear that management and these protests who are outside aren't going to be coming to the table to have any real open h
, that it is a government service in essence. host: fairfield, california. republican callers. you are on the air. caller: my only comment is that i think that the post office is just an archaic institution during i don't think -- institution. i don't think one dime of taxpayer money should be spent on it. host: let's clarify that point. guest: taxpayers pay about -- i think about $100 million. it sounds like a lot. but i believe it goes to pay for things like free delivery of freeballots -- free delivery of overseas ballots, services to the blind. those are the things provided. not a routine services. those services are basically funded out of the operating funds, the revenues, the sales revenues, so to speak, of the social-service. and so, i would not say it has been a burden so much on the taxpayers. the burden and the concern is it would be a burden in the future if it is not able to be a viable business and it leaves behind a lot of light of these like benefits owed, health care benefits. host: sorry to interrupt. i wanted him to clarify that point before you go on. caller: i use e-mail, i use ups,
will start next month. >>> this holiday shopping season a mall in california is trying something new to help parents keep track of kids. security at arden fair mall will write a parents' phone number on the back of the paper bracelet, like ones you get at a concert or social event. if clerks find a lost kid they're able to call the kid's numbers right way. >>> holiday travelers thanked for jumping into action after massive 140-vehicle pile-up in southeast texas. police welcomed the help as they rushed to the scene pulling people from cars, suvs, tractor-trailers that slammed into each other in heavy fog thanksgiving morning. two people were killed and 80 others were hurt. >>> a wire fox terrier has been named america's top dog. the 4-year-old terrier named sky was named best in show beating out 1500 other dogs at this year's national dog show. congrats to them. >>> what's trending today, a roundup of what's talking online. halle berry's ex-boyfriend showed up at her hollywood hills home thanksgiving and left in handcuffs. tmz says gabriel aubrey was dropping off their daughter and got into a
. he adores this little boy who is growing up with multiple people who love him. california is about to pass a law making it legal for somebody to have three parents with all the different arrangements. if you have a step father who wants to adopt you had a biological father and mother, annie permutation of that, why can we not think about that? hillary clinton said it takes a village, and traditionally you have lots of family members. if you have more people in a child's live to love them, that is a good thing. >> thank you for that. now, let's get to the questions. please identify yourself if you would when you ask your question. i think we have somebody right here. >> i am the chief of staff to a member of congress. i have three children. i was a single parent for 16 years until two years ago when i got married. that was one thing i did not notice come up in the conversation. talk about marriage and families. i do agree there are lots of similarities in terms of the desire both men and women to parent and be there. i think one of the elements of our society is taking care of singl
in sacramento, california. those shoppers barely inside the store when that man went off. once inside, some people may be more threatened by pressure from salespeople. you go in for a 3d tv, snag a discounted kindle, then score a deal on an ipad 4. all you intended to buy was a tv and now you wonder how will i ever pay off my credit card bill? clinical psychologist jeff gardiere joins us from new york. you're going to help us with that. we appreciate it. >> good to see you as always. >> number one, don't buy what you already have. that seems simple. >> yeah. stay away from the duplications. listen, we don't need another hero and we don't need another flat screen tv. because of the pressure from the retailers, we feel that we just need to go a little bit better, go a little bit bigger. stick with what you have. carol, i love watching you on my 42" plasma tv. i don't need to go to the 52". i'll keep what i have right now. >> you're a strong man, jeff gardere. you say also make a list. >> make a list before you go into the store and stick to the list. you discussed right here on your broadcast
is standing outside a walmart in paramount, california. you were in the middle of the protests today. tell us what happened. >> reporter: this is a very large protest here, joe. there were at the height of this the l.a. county sheriff's department estimating about 1,000 protesters in or around this particular walmart. and this protest, it was loud, it was ruckus, it was the very opposite of what you might expect on a black friday shopping day here at a walmart. and that's the point. the employees who walked off the job joined by many supporters and labor say they want today make the point to management that they want to have a fair discussion about pay, about health care as well about the hours that they work. they chose black friday, a very potent day to make that point. here's what an employee as well as a shopper told us what they think. >> they say do this, do that. none of it works. this is the only way we can get our voice out there is speaking with the media, the public. >> just a matter that they have to, you know, do things right for the employees. >> doing things right for the emplo
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